News at Ten
| Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008
Has the nightly news become an obsolete mechanism for catching up for the day?
With the ability for people to search the net so easily - and with other television options (like MSNBC and other cable outlets) encroaching upon the news, it would seem that television news is dying a slow death.
Think about how many times you've sat down to watch the 10 o'clock or 9 o'clock news? I'd imagine not often - and when you do, perhaps it's taken on a nostalgic, sort of almost counterintuitive feel. You know, like sitting down as a family for dinner without the TV on, or reading a good book all the way through.
But really, even if the nightly news is running down in terms of its usefulness, is it something that will likely be missed? I'd suggest that answer is probably not. With the strong and powerful long tail swishing around the net, broad stokes of information is readily available. And it's available in an easy to digest, snippet format that people have become accustomed to. As the Internet has grown into everyday life, it has swallowed everything in its path. The news is simply another victim.
So, as you finish up your work for the evening and get ready to head off to slumber, think about this..."News at Ten" is probably obsolete. But as we are want to do, an even better option of gathering information has arisen. And that would make any newscast.